Our Premium Female Test analyzes your matrilineal descent from the earliest humans to the present, by testing the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) passed to you by your mother. Your mtDNA is screened for differences on two control regions known as HVRI and HVRII. The resulting “mutations” define your maternal lineage (the DNA of your mother, her mother and so forth, all the way back).
Your mtDNA mutations are researched in the Cambridge Mitochondrial DNA Concordance and other authoritative databases. A history of your particular female lineage is presented as part of the report, with comparative frequencies in world populations.
Who Can Take the Female Test
Females can takes this test as well as males.
How the Test Works
We will send you a Premium Female sample collection kit containing two cheek swabs and instructions for collection. You will then send the samples back to our laboratory via the prepaid shipping pack. The laboratory provides the genetic testing, and we will analyze and interpret the results. Testing takes approximately three to four (3-4) weeks from the time the lab receives your samples. Your electronic report is delivered to you by email within about another week.